It Seems Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG) Will Go Up. Just Reaches All-Time High

October 13, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.26, from 1.27 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 20 investors sold Arthur J Gallagher & Co shares while 130 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 167 raised stakes. 142.95 million shares or 1.35% less from 144.91 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Verition Fund Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 4,024 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Ameriprise Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG). 195 were accumulated by Orrstown Fincl Svcs. Bp Public Ltd Com owns 22,000 shares. Hightower Limited Com invested in 24,949 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Community State Bank Na reported 0% of its portfolio in Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG). Regions Financial Corp stated it has 964,659 shares or 0.65% of all its holdings. Moreover, American has 0.01% invested in Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG). Catalyst Cap Advsr Ltd Company invested in 45,000 shares. Credit Suisse Ag owns 463,875 shares. 89,880 were reported by Goelzer Investment Mngmt Inc. Comerica Securities accumulated 0.46% or 53,719 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 342,861 shares. Train Babcock Limited Liability reported 73,743 shares. Hartford holds 0.01% in Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) or 290 shares.

Since May 22, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $1.91 million activity. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $58,490 was sold by English Frank E. Jr.. 20,000 shares valued at $1.18 million were sold by HOWELL DOUGLAS K on Thursday, June 15. 4,133 Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) shares with value of $231,696 were sold by Pietrucha Susan E.

The stock of Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) reached all time high today, Oct, 13 and still has $63.88 target or 3.00 % above today’s $62.02 share price. This indicates more upside for the $11.17B company. This technical setup was reported by If the $63.88 PT is reached, the company will be worth $335.10M more.
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The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $62.02. About 390,784 shares traded. Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) has risen 17.09% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.39% the S&P500.

Wall Street await Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) to release earnings on October, 26. Analysts forecast earnings per share of $0.80, up exactly $0.03 or 3.90 % from 2014’s $0.77 EPS. The expected AJG’s profit could reach $144.08M giving the stock 19.38 P/E in the case that $0.80 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.03 EPS for the previous quarter, Arthur J Gallagher & Co’s analysts now forecast -22.33 % negative EPS growth.

Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Arthur J. Gallagher (NYSE:AJG), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Arthur J. Gallagher had 36 analyst reports since August 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, November 2, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Raymond James downgraded Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) on Tuesday, May 2 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, February 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Buy” on Friday, February 5. The rating was upgraded by William Blair to “Market Perform” on Monday, March 21. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of AJG in report on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, October 4 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Friday, August 11. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of AJG in report on Wednesday, June 7 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) news were published by: which released: “Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Lutgert Insurance” on September 25, 2017, also with their article: “Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires DiBrina Group” published on October 05, 2017, published: “Insurance Brokers Stock Performance Review — Aon PLC, Arthur J. Gallagher …” on September 22, 2017. More interesting news about Arthur J Gallagher & Co (NYSE:AJG) were released by: and their article: “Arthur J. Gallagher Expands in Florida with Lutgert Buyout” published on September 29, 2017 as well as‘s news article titled: “Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release And …” with publication date: October 12, 2017.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries are engaged in providing insurance brokerage and consulting services, and third-party claims settlement and administration services to both domestic and international entities. The company has market cap of $11.17 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: brokerage, risk management and corporate. It has a 25.01 P/E ratio. The brokerage segment primarily consists of retail and wholesale insurance brokerage operations.

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